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by DancinJack
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Why I'm Suspect of RAM Prices
Replies: 49
Views: 1749

Re: Why I'm Suspect of RAM Prices

RAM prices are part of the reason I'm still running an increasingly long in the tooth AMD FX system. Moving to anything more modern would mean all new RAM since I can't re-use the DDR3 I've got on hand. You might be able to set up a Skylake system with DDR3, it wouldn't be too out of date even now....
by DancinJack
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: AMD 400 series chipset
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: AMD 400 series chipset

Vhalidictes wrote:
Manual settings. I could go crazy on voltage and get pretty much any speed I want up to 3.9-4.0GHz, but I'm unwilling to go over 1.45 on a daily-driver PC.

FTFY
by DancinJack
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Do any hotels offer outside outlets for winterizqtion plug-in power? Heated fuel lines, block heater, etc.

I've never seen any. The best solution I have seen is a hotel with a parking garage.
by DancinJack
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6573

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Speculative Execution Side Channel Mitigations

https://software.intel.com/sites/defaul ... ations.pdf
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 77
Views: 3342

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

Is it possible to mail it in or something? I *have* to have work phone (which is an Apple one? The really small one? lol I can't even remember the model--just got it recently) 24/7 anyway, so effectively I can use my personal S4 as loaner. I could make that work, I'd have to, there *needs* to be a ...
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen's Standings Jan 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Ryzen's Standings Jan 2018

Isn't Ryzen+ socket compatible with current Ryzen? It'd be worthwhile to upgrade to AM4 and just plop in a new CPU when they come out if you really need to upgrade right now. I'm personally kinda meh about the CPU space right now. I have a 6700K that runs at 4.5GHz without topping 75C and I just don...
by DancinJack
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Why do USB connectors (almost) never fit well?
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: Why do USB connectors (almost) never fit well?

Doesn't the USB-C standard fix this problem? First, JBI was trying to point out that it in fact is not a "problem." Second, no USB-C doesn't "fix" that because USB-C and USB-A have the same makeup. A piece of a metal protruding from the plastic cord/adapter on the male end. Just...
by DancinJack
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: The Last Great Plasma!
Replies: 45
Views: 1640

Re: The Last Great Plasma!

I also tend to use my Roku and Apple TV more than any integrated smart features (we have Samsung and LG TVs in the house), but LG's webOS, particularly the more recent versions, isn't half bad considering.
by DancinJack
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Touchscreen instead of touchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Touchscreen instead of touchpad

I’ll break with the crowd here. I think a touchscreen there is a great idea. For productivity apps, like office, Photoshop, etc. you would have the menus and buttons on the secondary screen and have the entire main screen for your work. Games would work the same way, where you have one screen for y...
by DancinJack
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Touchscreen instead of touchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Touchscreen instead of touchpad

Yeah this does not sound like it's something I'd want. At all. I just don't see the point honestly. Everything you could put on that screen you could put on the main screen in some place (albeit possibly in a menu, but still). As others have said, I don't think looking down at that touchscreen is go...
by DancinJack
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6573

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Just check out the Phoronix benches ya nerds (of course remember they're running everything on Linux, but that makes sense for webservers and the such that may be impacted). These should give a clearer view of what might happen to some of the big cloud providers. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...
by DancinJack
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 77
Views: 3342

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

Kinda surprised that you were surprised by that Ludi. As much as it sucks, Apple did what I would have expected from any of the phone makers if they found a third-party battery inside.
by DancinJack
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6573

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056892/windows-10-update-kb4056892?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=nOD%2FrLJHOac&ranSiteID=nOD_rLJHOac-T4HFDD4IA8m_R5rpVHsPKw&tduid=(4f8fd051ba6f771f06d1cb7f4161fc1a)(256380)(2459594)(nOD_rLJHOac-T4HFDD4IA8m_R5rpVHsPKw)() https://support.microsoft.com/en-u...
by DancinJack
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: The Last Great Plasma!
Replies: 45
Views: 1640

Re: The Last Great Plasma!

I should have qualified my statement, though I thought it was somewhat clear from what I said, in that I don't think people should be buying plasma at this point. If you're getting a "new" TV it shouldn't be plasma in 2018.
by DancinJack
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: The Last Great Plasma!
Replies: 45
Views: 1640

Re: The Last Great Plasma!

Any reason to stick with Plasma now that OLED is mainstream? It's been a few years now. Any reports to suggest the panel degrades quickly? OLED is gonna have its advantages and disadvantages just like any other tech until it gets quite a bit more mature. I still think, at this point, unless you hav...
by DancinJack
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6573

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

It does raise an interesting point, what's the earliest generation Intel can make the hardware changes in? Cascade Lake this year? Intel elected to not make the changes in Coffee Lake nor Sky-X so it must not be a quick fix. No way. We're looking at likely a multi-year hardware solution. Intel said...
by DancinJack
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Netgear Router...Config Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: New Netgear Router...Config Questions

I have had a R7800 for a good while now. It's probably the best single router on the "consumer" market IMO. There isn't a whole ton you need to do. Make sure to update the firmware before you do anything (not that it will reset the router or anything, but it'll just make things easier). - ...
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6573

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

It took me a second to think what site it was too. It's an abbreviation i've never come across before.

https://www.techspot.com/article/1554-m ... e-windows/
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, there are quite a few delicious tomatoes too.

HEB owns. I lived in TX for a while and loved my local HEB. It was pretty ridiculous though. It had everything.
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6573

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

chuckula wrote:
I JUST UPGRADED AND IT'S SO SLOW THAT THE KEYBOARD SCANNER CAN ONLY TAKE UPPER CASE LETTERS.

Ok not really. Kernel 4.14.11 with KPTI enabled seems to be OK so far.

There are quite a few more patches incoming. I saw a few had been merged, but people are definitely still working.
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Redocbew wrote:
All this apple talk, and no one mentions the Gravenstein. That's just sad.

I think that's mostly because people don't really eat them like we're talking about? Chances are most of us have never just picked up a Gravenstein and bit into it.
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

derFunkenstein wrote:
Agreed on golden delicious, and I'd put red delicious in the same category. Some of the most mealy-textured, non-delicious apples I've ever consumed have been red delicious.


Wholeheartedly agree on this. I honestly won't even take a free red delicious apple. I just flat out don't like them.
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6573

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

fhohj wrote:
so TS has an article up where they benched an 8700K with the most recent AC. there was no noticeable difference to the user.


That's not really surprising though. These patches aren't really going to hit desktop usage. Hopefully Phoronix has some more stuff up after all the patches get outed.
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6573

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01 ... cpu_4.html

Google with a nice little workaround for their servers.
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Just because we had a long discussion about it doesn't mean we eat it for every meal. I probably eat that sort of stuff (Taco Bell, Popeyes, McD's, etc.) once or twice a week at most. I didn't say anyone ate it every meal. We all obviously have our own opinions on what constitutes too much though. ...
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ludi wrote:
Keurig, IIRC. :lol:


Accurate!
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heiwashin wrote:
First you don't want fast food, now you don't want apples. What else do you not want? :lol:

:) Well, I'm a millennial. So all I eat is avocado toast 24/7, duh. Avocado toast and cold brew coffee is literally my whole diet.

(this is a joke)
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: ATI 5970 - What to do with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: ATI 5970 - What to do with it?

Into the (electronics recycling) bin.
by DancinJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2404
Views: 78351

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It doesn't have to be an apple, guys. I just was a wee bit alarmed at the love for fast food in here. I'm not denying it's good once in a while, but sheesh, too much for me.